Most people who reside in West Philadelphia have fallen madly in love with it. An old school graffiti artist has come back to his old stomping ground to help residents continue to fall in love with West Philly with each train ride.
Steve Powers has been in the graffiti game for years; he's pretty much an inspiration to anyone that knows anything about graffiti. He also happens to be a Philadelphia native and was obviously the best fit for this awesome project- A Love Letter For You. These murals are not only inspirational, but they're also meant to pay homage to all of the original painted signs.
Espo has teamed up with the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, Septa, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia Exhibitions Initiative, Brownstein Group, as well as young adults in the area. Together they have produced 50 love letter murals that are spread throughout the beloved West Philadelphia.
The murals are best viewed while riding the EL - for a complete list of murals, their locations and the best direction to view them from the train visit the A Love Letter For You blog